Dugong Day-2020: Competition Results


On the occasion of Dugong Day – 2020, online competitions were conducted by the CAMPA Dugong Recovery Project Team at Tamil Nadu. The competitions were held for age groups 6-10 years, 11-15 years, 16-20 years and 21-25 years. There were 5 competitions, namely, ‘Essay Writing’, ‘Poetry Writing’, ‘Drawing’, ‘Painting’, and, ‘Video Making’. Two topics were given for each age group and we invited entries in 2 languages: English and Tamil. This enabled children from all backgrounds, especially the local fishing community of Tamil Nadu, to take part in the competitions. From age group 6-11 years, we received 85 entries, 95 entries from age group 11-15, 75 entries from 16-20 years age group and 60 entries from 21-25 years age group, resulting in a total of 315 entries. We received National and International entries. All participants were given participation certificates and winners (76 in number) were awarded with certificates and gifts consisting of awareness material and souvenirs from our project: